AcarasMy friend in the West recently saw a photograph related to my daughter’s engagement ceremony and told me: “It is very funny to see a person like you perform ancient tribal rituals…Your religion is plagued by enormous superstitions, wrong customs, bad and ugly rituals, ceremonial impurity and immoral traditions…It is high time that your religion is modernized and move according to time like the Semitic religions in the West…”.

“I have two questions (1) Can you show me a single superstition in the original Sanatan dharma scriptures? (2) Can you show me a single scientific truth in any of your religions? “I asked.

He sent me a smiley of “lol” and rolls out and laughs!

“Seriously,” I said, “I want to learn…As far as I know there is not even single superstition in any of our scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads, Dharma śāstra, Shrauta Sutra, Brahma Sutra, 40 Gitas (including Bhagavad Gita), Yoga Vasistha etc…”
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2 Responses

  1. jalwan says:

    nothing is permanent . each n every thing changes with time n with reasons . whosoever doesn’t agree is his own compulsions . janak , vasisth ,sita ,rama were great in all respects n left no stone unturned but all had to pay /bear accordingly .

  2. Vishwas says:

    Hi Uday,
    Awesome response. The article emulates the story of a blind man hitting a pillar on a road where he blames the pillar in-turn blaming himself. The same way where the Vedas/Upanishads are being blamed but its our mind/thought who has not understand the true sense.

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